“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
aka Heart of Stone
How bad is it? Dull and overblown. Should you see it? No, unless you're a Jacqueline Bisset completist.
This erotic thriller was written decades before filming. A former Olympic swimmer drowns and his wife quickly remarries. Her son thinks it's murder and confides in his new stepsister and they fall in love. Then the stepsister starts looking suspicious as well. The second half of the film is overloaded with plot twists and surprise revelations. For an erotic thriller, there's no nudity and no tension.